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LG VELVET

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Product Overview

LG VELVET introduces a new, minimalist 3D Arc Design language characterized by flowing lines, curved corners, and symmetrical front and rear edges. At the back, the "Raindrop" camera evokes imagery of falling rain.
The VELVET has an astounding 7.9-mm profile. This is made possible thanks to its 6.8-inch P-OLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G that integrates the CPU and 5G modem, both of which pack more punch in a smaller package while consuming less power.
LG VELVET is compatible with LG Dual Screen as well as active stylus pens.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Beautiful dual-screen display
  • Decent battery life
  • Unique dual-screen design
Cons
  • Mediocre camera

What external reviewers found

External score 56%
Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Good camera performance
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Lackluster software
  • No 5G support
  • No optical image stabilization
  • No wireless charging

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Specifications

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External Reviews

androidauthority[1]

Reviewer score 60% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from androidauthority have found:
The LG Velvet retails for $599.99 on AT&T in the United States. In Germany, the phone retailed for around €650. While the design is no doubt gorgeous, there is a lot of competition that is more powerful for the same price or less. Almost every phone on the market has a killer feature that would make you buy it above other devices.
Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • 90Hz display
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • Dual Screen isn't very useful

cnet[2]

Reviewer score 62% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
The LG Velvet is powered by a variant of the Snapdragon 765 processor. It's not as robust as Qualcomm's latest 865 processor, but it's what keeps the phone's price relatively low. The camera has a digital zoom up to 10x. Photos taken with the front-facing camera were clear, with accurate skin-tone and colors.
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No optical image stabilization

digitaltrends[3]

Reviewer score 52% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
The LG Velvet has a second 6.8-inch P-OLED screen attached to a case. It's a heavier, less elegant solution than Samsung's Galaxy Fold, but more affordable and (probably) more durable long-term. I love the svelte body, the performance is more than adequate for most people, and the battery life is decent. The camera is the phone's biggest weakness, and will take the Velvet out of contention for frequent smartphone photographers. The phone is an attractive, lightweight phone that scores well across the board.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Great camera
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No 5G
  • No IP68 rating

nextpit[4]

Reviewer score 62% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from nextpit have found:
The LG Velvet ships with Android 10 and LG UX 10. The software feels identical to what you get on the LG V60 ThinQ. LG UX is a pretty painless experience for those who are invested in Google's ecosystem. The Velvet is the first LG smartphone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform.
Pros
  • Slim and sleek design
  • DualScreen functionality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No wireless charging

notebookcheck[5]

Reviewer score 52% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found:
The LG Velvet has a 6.8-inch P-OLED panel (2460x1080, 395 PPI) with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The rear and front-facing camera can record video in 4K at 30 FPS. The 48-MP camera cannot shoot 4K60 video. The smartphone comes with a 24-month warranty.
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Dual Screen case
  • Good camera performance
Cons
  • No FaceUnlock
  • Display could be brighter

pcmag[6]

Reviewer score 71% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
The Velvet is the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 phone I've tested. It's billed as a midrange-to-high-end chip, not a flagship. AT&T is offering the Velvet for $300 on an installment plan. The Pixel 4a has a somewhat better camera and no bloatware.
Pros
  • Amazing low-light camera
  • Great battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No waterproofing

t3[7]

Reviewer score 69% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from t3 have found:
The LG Velvet is a very capable Android phone with a great camera. It has a Snapdragon 765G processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone is IP68-rated for protection against dust and water, and has 25W fast charging. There's a fingerprint sensor built into the display for actually getting into your phone.
Pros
  • Beautiful design
  • Good camera
  • 5G support
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No IP68 rating

techadvisor[8]

Reviewer score 54% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from techadvisor have found:
The Velvet has a decent 4300mAh battery and can easily last through a day of varied usage for the average user. LG offers reasonable 25W fast charging but getting to 31% in 30 minutes starting from 0 is nothing to write home about. Still, I wasn't expecting to find wireless charging here so that's a nice extra. stereo speakers are very impressive with better sound than most budget Bluetooth speakers.
Pros
  • Premium design
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No 90Hz display
  • No wireless charging
  • No Quad DAC

techradar[9]

Reviewer score 59% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from techradar have found:
The LG Velvet has the Snapdragon 765G chipset, one of the most important processors in the effort to bring down the cost of 5G phones. There's a dedicated Night View mode that takes slightly longer to capture an image, but improves color fidelity. The front camera has a 16MP sensor, the SK Hynix hi-1634. It can render and retain details like individual eyelashes indoors in moodily lit rooms.
Pros
  • Premium design
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • Low-resolution display
  • No wireless charging

theverge[10]

Reviewer score 44% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from theverge have found:
The Velvet's cameras aren't terrible, but they're not great. The image quality feels incongruous with the phone's build quality. You're firmly in mid-range territory here. The Velvet does, however, wring excellent battery life out of the 765.
Pros
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons
  • No Quad DAC
  • No headphone jack

tomsguide[11]

Reviewer score 57% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from tomsguide have found:
T-Mobile sells an LG Velvet that's powered with MediaTek's Dimenisty 1000c system-on-chip. The 4,300 mAh inside the AT&T version of the LG Velvet hints at decent battery life. LG Velvet runs Android 10 with LG's overly fussy UX skin.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Good cameras
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No 5G support
  • No stereo speakers

trustedreviews[12]

Reviewer score 44% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found:
The LG Velvet is a good alternative if you’re against going full-on flagship. The camera array consists of a main 48-megapixel sensor that can shoot 4K video at 30fps, a secondary 5MP depth sensor and a welcome 8MP ultrawide. Around the front there’s a 16MP selfie camera that also works for face unlock if you'd rather not use the in-display fingerprint scanner.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Dual Screen case
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No headphone jack

wired[13]

Reviewer score 43% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from wired have found:
;T model was filled to the brim with bloatware. The custom Android interface is otherwise OK, if peppered with annoying quirks. The camera app suggests there's a zoom camera, but it's just the main camera digitally zooming in. If you want a good phone for very little money, go for the Google Pixel 4A.
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
  • Dual-screen case
Cons
  • Lackluster software
  • Only one year of software updates

References

  1. ^ LG Velvet review: Style points (Update: On sale!). [androidauthority].
  2. ^ LG Velvet review: A chic 5G phone that I wish would step it up a little more. [cnet].
  3. ^ LG Velvet review: LG’s flagship is finally competitive again. [digitaltrends].
  4. ^ LG Velvet review: back on the smartphone catwalk. [nextpit].
  5. ^ LG Velvet 5G Smartphone Review - High-class comeback for the camera mope. [notebookcheck].
  6. ^ LG Velvet 5G Review. [pcmag].
  7. ^ LG Velvet review: LG goes in a new direction. [t3].
  8. ^ LG Velvet review. [techadvisor].
  9. ^ LG Velvet review. [techradar].
  10. ^ LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth. [theverge].
  11. ^ LG Velvet review. [tomsguide].
  12. ^ LG Velvet Review. [trustedreviews].
  13. ^ Review: LG Velvet. [wired].

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